Fred Pohl 1919-2013

Fred Pohl updated his blog earlier today and then passed away. I have been reading his blog for a few years and have contributed to the discussions there. Fred has commented about things on my web sites twice. I got the feeling that I really knew him and I thought that some day I would meet him.

I like his books. Some are good, some are very good. He was a major influence in Science Fiction. As an Editor he brought a new humanism to Science Fiction. He moved away from the Engineering/Science aspects of Science Fiction towards a more psychological treatment of characters and their problems. What he published was not exactly “soft” SF, but he made it more real and more human.

I will miss his blog. I will miss the man. I have a signed manuscript that of his that I bought on eBay and I will always treasure it.


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I started reading Science Fiction in the 1950s. I started Writing SF in the 1960s. Then, I had a life. Now I am retired, raising chickens and keeping bees. I am still an avid reader and I have sold about 70 stories in the last 20 years.
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